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capsomere

[′kap·sə‚mir]
(virology)
An individual protein subunit of a capsid.
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Its shell is made of a single type of capsomer that has three proteins.
The virion is composed of 252 capsomers: 240 hexons and 12 pentons arranged in an icosahedral shape and a nucleoprotein core that contains the DNA viral genome and internal proteins.
The HPyV9 antibodies detected in humans did not cross-react with MCPyV VLPs but cross-reacted strongly with LPyV VLPs in agreement with the recently published findings by Trusch et al., who used VP1 capsomers (10).
This epitheliotropic virus has 72 capsomers enclosing an 8 kbp-long circular DNA genome.
The genus Orbivirus was named for the ring-shaped capsomers making up the inner capsid (orbi is Latin for ring) and contains Kemerovo virus (an arbovirus transmitted by ticks causing febrile illness in Siberia), Orungo virus (a mosquito-borne virus that causes febrile illness in Africa), Lebombo virus (a rare, possibly mosquito-borne virus that causes febrile illness in Nigeria), and Changuinola virus (a fly transmitted virus that causes febrile illness in Panama).
The fowl adenoviruses are non-enveloped 70-90 nm in diameter single linear double stranded DNA virus which have a characteristic icosahedral capsid of 240 non vertex capsomers (hexon) and 12 vertex capsomers (penton) each with one or two fibers protruding from the penton base (Taharaguchi et al.